Anti-apartheid protestors demonstrated in London on Sunday (10 October) against the racial policies of the South African government.
Anti-apartheid protestors demonstrated in London on Sunday (10 October) against the racial policies of the South African government. The demonstrators marched on the South African Embassy. The protestors assembled in Notting Hill Gate the Scene of bloody clashes between police and black people during a West African carnival in August. By contrast Sunday's march was entirely peaceful, with 300 police on duty and only 250 people taking part in the demonstration.
SYNOPSIS: Before the march started anti-apartheid speakers addressed a rally. They included West Indian Mrs. Althea Jones. She also attacked the British Government.
After the speeches the demonstrators set off for the South African Embassy. On the way they staged a protest outside the United States Embassy and States Embassy and another at number 10, Downing Street - the official London residence of the Prime Minister. The police said there were no incidents and no arrests were reported. The march was organised by a group called "Black People in Support of Liberation in Southern Africa". The demonstrators accused the United States and the United Kingdom of actively supporting the South African government and ignoring the violence and deaths in recent unrest in South Africa. Speakers also accused western European nations of joining with America in supporting the white-minority Rhodesian Government.